What an entertaining evening at the Albuquerque Spy House. Myself and my son and a friend and her daughter attended the monthly mystery dinner last week and had a great time. You role play a part in a murder mystery based on the actual history of the Spy House which has ties to the Ethel and Julius Rosenberg case. I believe they are the only two people executed for treason in U.S. history besides Benedict Arnold. So while you are having a great time playing the game and eating a wonderful meal you learn some history.
You are assigned a role prior to your arrival so you know how to dress and some info on how you are to act. At the actual dinner there is a script for each player. Some roles are beefier than others so if you are a bit shy and don't want to go full force ask for one of the smaller roles. Besides the script you can ad lib and it can be amusing at times or annoying at others. My son, while he enjoyed the idea wasn't aggressive enough to get his lines out before someone else went on to their own lines or started adlibbing. You really have to be willing to just go for it, but I'm sure it was just as much fun to observe. Though we brought our kids it probably is not for most teens or tweens. There is a bit of an adult theme and like I said no one is going to wait for your kid to get out their line, so unless you have a future actor it is probably best to just go adults only.
The evening starts with drinks and appetizers in the foyer and living room of the Spy House and then the mystery is played out over dinner so there isn't any searching for clues or wandering around, it all comes to you. The food is excellent and they cater to dietary restrictions without losing quality. It was so yummy. The food and drink alone were worth the cost, but what fun to solve a mystery too.
Finally you can even stay the night since it is a bed and breakfast. Maybe you can stay in the room were government secrets were compromised.
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